SNEAK PEEK: Praetorian Rising Chapter 1

When the spark of a rebellion wakes to find her entire past obliterated from her mind, she must decide on uncovering the demons from her past or running from them entirely.

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INSTA INTERVIEW WITH J.MCSPADDEN: Let’s Talk Praetorian Rising

Praetorian Rising Q & A WITH GUEST WRITER Drew Menard Ad Asta Per Aspera It is the rallying cry of the Rogue Rebellion in “Praetorian Rising,” the debut novel from Jessie McSpadden. Translated, the phrase means “To the Stars Through Difficulty.” In the kingdom of Aspera, ruled by the cruel High King LeMarc Lowenhaar, hope […]

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Praetorian Rising Character Spotlight: CHARLIE BALLEN

There is a little secret to this character that I haven’t shared to many. Not only is Charlie one of my favorite characters, but in the original script Charlie was actually a guy. During my first read through with my editor, it was pointed out that I had too many male characters surrounding one single […]

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KDP Select and Paid Book Promotions: Do They Work?

Last week I decided to do a short test for Praetorian Rising. I wanted to see what KDP Select was all about, but I also wanted to understand how to promote my Ebook for more downloads. The number one piece of advice I could give to any author out there is that you must accept […]

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Harry Potter: When Childhood Dreams Come True

I think reading books is all about slipping into another world and experiencing something you would never yourself discover in your own life. Fantasy has always pulled me in, with it’s magic, wonder and all encompassing appeal of discovery. For me it started with Harry Potter, the first book to ask me the question; Who […]

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Praetorian Rising: What Does ‘Ad Astra Per Aspera’ Mean?

Ad Astra Per Aspera – ‘To the Stars through Difficulty’ The struggle within the Rogue Rebellion is the core purpose to why this latin phrase meant so much to be when I first heard it. Much of Praetorian Rising is about struggle and the frustration of being pushed to the bottom no matter how hard […]

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Is Going Indie Worth It?

I think the one thing I am asked most about being an Indie Author, is: “Yeah, but is it worth it?” My first response is always YES! But I think the question on a whole deserves a more detailed response. For me personally, getting my story out to readers was my biggest goal. I had […]

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Praetorian Rising Character Spotlight: NEEKO

A mysterious and silent creature followed him in quick pursuit, dodging between bush and boulder to keep pace with Vesyon’s steady gait through the dense forest terrain. Short tufts of black and brown fur camouflaged the creature’s every move, allowing him to accomplish his task of the silent companion with pristine perfection. After so many […]

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Praetorian Rising: FREE EBOOK PROMO HAS BEGUN!

My Rogues! The ebook promo is upon us. You have five days to download Praetorian Rising FOR FREE! Pop over to Amazon or Kindle and get your free copy to JOIN THE ROGUE REBELLION! Amazon – Praetorian Rising Can you tell I’m excited?! In all honesty, I’m beyond ecstatic to share this book with you. […]

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Praetorian Rising Spotlight: THEO SHAEHY

Leaning against an ancient tree, arms casually folded across his chest, stood a young man not much older than she. Blonde wavy hair fell back from his angular face, with both sides shaved and the top left long. The man dragged a hand through his thick strands, gaze never leaving her. His irises were the […]

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Praetorian Rising Ebook: FREE DOWNLOAD

I feel like every book has it’s moment in the sunshine where it says, ‘I don’t want to be labeled with a price, I want to be a free voice to the world!’ Or at least I feel like that is what Camille or Vesyon would say when it comes to Praetorian Rising. I have […]

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Praetorian Rising Spotlight: VESYON VESTRA

Wind whistled through the dense overgrowth of Dun L’er Forest, a high-pitched whir of warning dogging his every step. The rustling maple and stark pine trees hunched like ghostly sentinels, the foggy fingers of breaking dawn stretching toward him as he ran. They were watching him, the ancient eyes of the forest, their aged and […]

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